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“Great food, sullen waitstaff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sultan's Kitchen

Sultan's Kitchen
116 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2301 (Downtown)
(617) 570-9009
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Ranked #1,295 of 2,833 Restaurants in Boston
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Turkish
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
Boston
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great food, sullen waitstaff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Sultan's Kitchen is a great place to grab some lunch to go, and walk the short distance to the Greenway and enjoy nice weather. Dining in is possible, but the tables are small, the space is cramped, and you can't help but participate in your neighbor's conversations even if you have no desire to do so. Egg lemon soup was the best I have ever had. The kebabs are excellent, as are the artichoke fritters. Also excellent white beans, lentil salad and other salads. The food is uniformly excellent.

As for the staff - really your interaction is minimal. Just make sure you know what you want before you get to the window - order, pay and flee. No reason to dally. None at all

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boston, MA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Very authentic Turkish in Boston financial dist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Not much more than a hole in the wall, but the variety and aithenticity and sheer deliciousness of this longtime establishment is impressive. An enormous menu with virtually everything made fresh on the premises. A great place for lunch or a casual dinner.

Visited March 2012
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Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What a find!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

From the first bite the only sounds to be heard were the pleasant grunts of a happy man eating a gigantic falafel. The baklava and burma were out of this world.

Visited January 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Most authentic & delicious Turkish food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

I stumbled upon this restaurant the other day and ordered the yogurtlu kebab, my favorite dish from when I took a trip to Turkey over 13 years ago. This was the most authentic and delicious Turkish food I've had since that trip! It was amazingly good, and very reasonably priced. My friend had the donner kebab and we shared them and both were absolutely delicious, and more food than we could finish. Their flat bread was also outstanding. I can't wait to go back and try their other dishes!!!! It's a very casual restaurant, you order at the counter and go wait for your food, which comes in styrofoam takeout containers. But wow, what great food!!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fresh, richly varied, delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011 via mobile

We look forward to Sultan's Kitchen every time we come to Boston. Wonderful lamb dishes, hummus, and salads. Best baklava we've ever had.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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